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#25722 of 30250 2001 Steering Adjustment
Feb 17, 2004 (10:06 pm)
I had a 1992 325 (and loved it) and would like to get another BMW. I am looking to get a certified car, as miles on a BMW don't worry me much. Here's a question, I've seen a pretty nice deal on a 2001 330i but I have heard a lot about overly assisted steering on the 01s. Is there a way to adjust the steering so it more of the BMW norm?
Feb 18, 2004 (12:00 am)
there is a retrofit that the dealer can do for you (should be no charge) and this should make it pretty close to the '00s and '02s
#25724 of 30250 xiane/sunilb - steering
Feb 18, 2004 (9:28 am)
I have an '01 330Ci and got the steering retro done. The weight and feel were greatly improved but I still don't think it was as good as the '00 that I test drove prior to ordering my car. It's probably pretty safe to say that none of them would be quite up to the standards of the E36's.
#25725 of 30250 Question about package prices
Feb 18, 2004 (3:58 pm)
I'm probably going to order my car tomorrow (Thurs). I'm not sure if BMW's "Build you own" is totally accurate on pricing, but here's what I am seeing. The Premium Pkg is $3100 and the Sport Pkg is $1400. But the PP includes power seats and so does the SP. The web site shows $4500 for both together -- do they really do this?
Actually, the main reason I was going to get the PP was for the power seats and moonroof. So if I get the SP I'm thinking of just getting the moonroof and computer as separate options for $1350. I don't care about the auto-dim mirror or BMW Assist (and I also would not have that antenna "wart" on the rear of the roof). As far as I can tell, I would only be lacking the wood trim. The wood looks nice, but for a $1700 saving I can do without it.
Am I missing anything else about the PP?
Feb 18, 2004 (4:06 pm)
i actually don't dislike the new shapes much. minus the tail, i still like the new looks. but then generally i'm receptive to changes. i dont know why i wrote the rhyme post, i was doing a write up on something (work) and it just kinda went *blip* in my head and i just had to write it here... but i do agree completely with you, how things come to pass. hindsight is almost always 20/20.
Feb 18, 2004 (5:14 pm)
Okay, if you choose the SP instead of the PP, you will get Power Seats, however, you will NOT get the "3-driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions". The only other item that you might miss (I wouldn't) is the "Automatic tilt-down of passenger's side-view mirror when vehicle is shifted into reverse gear".
It sounds to me like a nice $1,700 savings as well, that is if you can live without the seat memory, which by the way is something that I cannot live without. I valet park a lot and I think that parking attendants are genetically programmed to screw up any seating position their butt touches. Even then, if you really want the seat memory, you can opt for the "Power Front Seats w/Driver Memory" for $995 and still save yourself $700.
Feb 18, 2004 (6:18 pm)
If you are getting the 325 you won't get the power seats with the SP option. You wil get the 12 way sport seats but they are manual. Power seats are standard only with the 330. PP inludes the power seats with memory, OBC, mirror tilt, wood trim, auto dim, rain sensing wipers.
#25729 of 30250 Memphis10
Feb 18, 2004 (6:49 pm)
I was just on the BMW web site a couple of hours ago and I could have sworn that under the Sport Package it said "12-way power adjustable front sport seats", however, a quick check reveals that it really says, "12-way adjustable front sport seats."
Gordon, I guess that means that your savings is only $700 if you want the power seats.
#25730 of 30250 Exterior Color
Feb 18, 2004 (10:19 pm)
I'm thinking about buying a new 2004 330i (sedan). Just curious about feedback on exterior colors. What are the "good" colors? Thanks!
Feb 18, 2004 (11:34 pm)
The good colors are the ones you like. You'll hear a chorus of opinions in here but why would you care what others think about your car? Get the color that works for you. There isn't a color made by BMW that won't sell when you want to part ways with the car.